July 24th, 2011
Maxwell–– Lawrence E., 78, formerly of Lake Placid, New York, died on July 8, 2011, at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, New York with his son by his side. Funeral services will take place at the convenience of the family. Friends wishing to remember Mr. Maxwell may make memorial contributions to the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service, in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also sign the online guest book at fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.
NEWPORTâ€“The Junior Babe Ruth Championship of Orleans County was on the line Tuesday night as the North Country Athletics squared off against Lake Region at North Country Union High School.
On a warm and dusty field, Lake Region was able to overcome a two run deficit in the final inning of the contest to get the 7-5 come from behind win.
"I was a little nervous with my guys to be honest with you, but those guys, I was very proud of them, they worked hard till the end and never gave up," said LR Coach Matt Ladd on his team's 7th inning performance.
DERBY â€“ The Derby Planning Commission is currently dealing with a proposed Public Service Board (PSB) application for the Vermont Electric Company (VELCO) to put a radio transmission tower on the property of Jim and Debbie Brown in Derby.
Once the application goes before the PSB, the PSB has sole jurisdiction over the project under 30 VSA Sec. 248A and VELCO does not need a zoning permit or any other municipal or state permit. Until then, the project may be subject to Derby bylaws for conditional use and site plan review.
August 3, 1928 â€“ July 17, 2011
Lee M. Hydeman, noted Washington D.C. aviation attorney, died at his home in Sarasota, FL on July 17, 2011. He had cancer.
WESTMOREâ€“The Orleans Lions held their annual Horseshoe World Championships this past Saturday.
With sunny skies and temperatures hovering near ninety degrees, the event drew over 300 spectators throughout the day, and featured 80 participants battling for the chance to be labeled the World Champion.
Steve Cutting and Ben Baker were the best of the best at the competition and they took home the first place trophy.
â€śI just go out there to have fun,â€ť said Baker, â€śI donâ€™t expect to win, but it is nice when it happens.â€ť
Gratton–– Alexander Ray, infant child of Raymond Todd and Vicky (Derbyshire) Gratton of Barton, died Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, July 20 at 1 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Winooski. Arrangements are with the LaVigne Funeral Home in Winooski.
For his full obituary see Tuesday's Express.
NEWPORTâ€“In a match they had to win, the Prouty Beach 2â€™s of the USTA 4.0 Senior Womenâ€™s League came through with a 2-1 win over the White River Junction Volley Dolls on Sunday afternoon.
â€śWell, we did it. We finished with an 8-2 record and have qualified to go to Sectionals in South Hadley, Massachusetts,â€ť said Co-Captain Petey Johnson.
Johnson, along with her doubles partner Ann Oâ€™Brien were up 5-4 in their first set when one of the Volley Dolls succumbed to heat sickness and was forced to withdraw from the match giving the 2â€™s a 1-0 lead.
NEWPORTâ€“The OEC Kings held a fundraiser for former King Buddy Lamothe on Saturday at Gardner Park during their doubleheader against the Vermont Jays. The team, with help from members of the Orleans, Essex, and Caledonia County communities, were able to raise close to fifteen-hundred dollars to help aid Lamothe with the cost of his medical bills.
â€śIt was great to see so many former teammates and families come out and help lend a hand,â€ť said OEC Coach Brian Bonvechio.